Thursday, February 01, 2007

The Office

Betcha thought this was gonna be a post about the TV show, huh? Well, it's not. It's about my office!

So, this is my sad little cubicle at YSI, in frigidly cold Yellow Springs, Ohio. There's my calendar of Pensacola that I found at Wal-Mart while I was at home for Christmas. And there's a bunch of notebooks on a shelf that I have never used, and probably never will.
And here's what I look at all day. Beautiful, right? A while back, I mentioned taking a picture at Pensacola beach, and wanting to blow it up to poster size so I could hang it in my cubicle. Well, the bland cubicle wall that you see there will soon be covered up with a picture of the most beautiful beach in the world. I keep everything I use regularly within close proximity to my work space - i.e., the pink water bottle that is still out to get me on a daily basis; next to the water bottle, my Burt's Bees that I use hourly; and on the left, my little bottle of lotion that smells like coconut (which also reminds me of the beach), that I use probably every half hour to keep my hands from drying out from the before-mentioned frigid temperatures.
And here's me making a face that I need to remind myself to never make again. Apparently, this is the face I make when I'm trying to cover up the nerdiness of taking pictures of my cubicle. Anyways, behind me is the calendar that I have all my days off marked. My days off...My days off in the summer...The summer...Above-freezing temperatures.

I know you all have been wanting to see what working in a glamorous environmental engineering company looks like. So there you have it.


  1. Oh, Kelly that is the best post EVER! It so captures the exact way I feel too. Plus, I too face the corner of a bland cubicle, which I have covered up with maps of my favorite ski mountains.

    Do you prairie dog very much? That's when you pop your head out of the top of the cubicle and stare at other people. I do.

    Your bulletin board looks very productive. Do you put up a daily weather map of the U.S. on there?

    You should also get some puppets, like beach themed ones, and put them on yardsticks and stick them out of the top of the cubicle when you need to get people's attention. That way you don't have to get up. This works very well, I've heard.

  2. Kelly8:35 AM

    Mrs. J, I was totally prairie-dogging-it when I was taking these pictures. I didn't want anyone to know I was taking pictures of my cubicle, so I kept peeking over to see if anyone was coming!

    No, the maps are work-related. The top right one is a UPS ground delivery day chart, and the other maps are distributor territory maps. Pretty boring!

    The puppet idea is...interesting. I'll have to try that!